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Geller, Margaret J.
Oral history interview with Margaret J. Geller, 2002 October 1.
A biographical interview with Geller. Begins with her childhood and initial experiences in undergraduate school at Berkeley. Includes dicussion of Geller's employment with Harvard University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Some discussion of her collaboration with John Huchra on the CFA Redshift Survey. The second part of the interview focuses more on Geller's scientific research, including her experience of graduate school at Princeton and subsequent research activities. Major topics include: Jim Peebles, Princeton, CFA and initial research on clusters of galaxies,CFA redshift survey and discovery of large scale structure of the universe, Public and professional reaction to work, Communicating science to the public, Effects of management at CFA. Major changes in astronomy and astrophysics.
Astrophysicist (cosmology). Prof. of Astronomy, Harvard University, 1988-2001; Astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory from 1983.
Geller, Margaret J.
Huchra, John P.
Peebles, P. J. E. (Phillip James Edwin)
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Harvard University.
Galaxies -- Clusters.
Red shift.
Women in science
Astronomers -- Interviews.
Astrophysicists -- Interviews.
Women astronomers.
McCray, Patrick (W. Patrick) interviewer.
In private hands Massachusetts.